Last weekend we took the girls to JC Penney for pictures celebrating their birthdays, Anna turned 3 at the end of September and Elsie turned 1 at the beginning of November. With some careful planning we managed to get there on time and all in one piece - why does the stress level always seem to multiply by 20 when you have to be somewhere on time? The girls did a great job and we managed to squeak in a picture with Santa before heading home. You may remember last year's picture when Anna was not entirely sure about Santa. It seems that she has moved past the fear, because she happily sat on his lap for several minutes telling him all about the Jessie doll that she is coveting for Christmas. Elsie has eagerly taken on the role of 'child in fear,' thank goodness, because really - what good is a Santa picture without a crier?